Antonio's Cucina Italiana

4.5
169 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Antonio's serves up fresh & tasty dishes from both northern and southern Italy. While dining you're surrounded by 18th century prints of Italian Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, and authentic Italian music serenades you in the background. Located on historic Beacon Hill, across from Mass General Hospital, Liberty Hotel, and Wyndham Hotel. Serving Lunches $11.00 and under and diner $23.00 and under. Antonio's is a great neighborhood destination. The Boston Globe calls Antonio's "A treasure for anyone who happens upon it."
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday : 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday : 11am - 10:30pm
Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(617) 367-3310
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Steven Colarusso
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Catering
Please contact us directly for catering inquiries.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
There is on street parking and garages right across the street.
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Public transit
Public transit stops near MGH Charles Street and Government Center.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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New England
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was our second time at Antonio's ...as before, food was wonderful...service was a little slow, but they were busy....would recommend...but know the place is really small...tables are very close to each other...but otherwise place is great...especially the food!

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SQ
New England
82 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal. This place was recommend by three or four people. Short walk from the Mass General Hospital. We had Veal Piccata & a Veal special that was like a Cordon Blue (ham & cheese inside a rolled veal patty). Some of the pastas are homemade. I tried the homemade fusilli and it was excellent and cooked al dente (mmm!). The menu has a lot of options. The place is small and it was very crowded on a Tuesday night. One strange omission from the menu was calamari. There was otherwise a good choice of appetizers. Food was excellent and was served very quickly (maybe not so good if you feel that is rushing you out). We were fine with it. Will definitely go again.

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CV
New England
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It was a rather embarrassing pick for a dinner with colleagues. The host, who was probably the owner, was not friendly on arrival and pointed to the table instead of escorting anyone to their seat. The server barked off the specials while looking off into space. It was hectic and distracting the whole time. They acted as though they wanted us up and out about ten minutes into our meal - they were staring at us, trying to take plates when we hadn't finished at all, were annoyed when we ordered dessert. I don't think anyone smiled or was the least bit hospitable the entire time. I think Olive Garden puts more thought into their food - everything tasted like uninspired cafeteria Italian food. The best thing was the canoli, which I pretty much had to shove down my throat because they wanted us to leave so badly.

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j
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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RM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When ever I dine here, I ask myself why I don’t come here more often. The food is great, the portions generous, the prices are good.

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SF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! It's a small "hole in the wall" restaurant that I am so happy we found! We will definitely be back again.

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KO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food. Not noisy. And not expensive. Highly recommend.

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k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a family dinner here and it was warm, cozy, friendly and welcoming - exactly what we were looking for. Really liked the vibe and the service.

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S
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food so delicious. People so nice. Small restaurant with great Italian food!

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RH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Bit of a long wait, despite having a reservation. Crowded, but great well-priced food. Would recommend for a nice evening!

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BG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was authentic and excellent. Noise level was louder than I would like, but food and service made me overlook the noisy atmosphere.

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LA
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been one of my favorite Boston spots for over 2 decades now!

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JR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding Italian food made from scratch in a tiny kitchen, chicken Marsala to die for , huge portions at very reasonable prices . A true Jewel !

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Food was wonderful

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KO
New England
45 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable. Great menu. Plentiful portions. Staff treats you like family.

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DG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It provides wonderful service in a cozy setting. The portions were very generous and exceptionally tasteful.
A wonderful place to enjoy fine Italian food. Go early for best seating.

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SS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was delicious. Service was rushed and crass. Rough around the edges staff make it obvious that they’re tired of patrons, rushing, understaffed, and not happy in their job. The $29 bottle of wine is a $5 bottle of wine in store and made 2 of my friends violently ill. Bar is the size of a bathroom counter and offers no glass options only bottle. Very very few drink options. Very crowded and small but kind of cute. For such delicious food they need major renovation. Also suuuper obvious that the mafia runs this joint. This place is good for people who want tasty food and expect nothing else.

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L
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian food and homemade pasta. Every entree came out piping hot because cooked to order.
Service was excellent and friendly. Portions are also great size.. everyone in our party took home leftovers.
We have dined here many times and always had a great experience and food prices are very reasonable for Boston.

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P
New England
26 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a neighborhood favorite (West End of Boston) with huge portions of delicious Italien food at reasonable prices. The service is wonderful with colorful waiters and waitresses. Reservations are recommended as it is always packed.

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BC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific dinner. Fantastic service. Delicious dessert. Coming back soon!!!
BC

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LB
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were guests at the Liberty Hotel. Just five minute walk from Antonio’s. Delicious manicotti and Chianti to start, a veal special, and fresh scallop and shrimp with pink vodka sauce and enough pasta for two of us. Generous portions. Relaxed but wonderful. Highly recommend.

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KB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian food at a great price. Service was great. So glad we went.

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good good. Consistently delicious good. Close to MGH!!

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LB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and value. Our waitress, Sharon was very attentive, caring, professional, and polite!

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MA
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my family's favorite restaurants. Nothing too fancy, just delicious Italian food at reasonable prices with terrific service. Very comforting for any occasion.

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M
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

It was not a good experience over all. The worst was the rude behavior of the waiter. Additionally, even though the restaurant is open until 10 pm, at 9.30 the staff was already cleaning the restaurant while we were still eating and did not care about us at all.

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DA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good.......friendly staff.......great food

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C
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Sharon and waitstaff were amazing and really tried to please. Thank you!

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TP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We grabbed a reservation here because it was a short drive to the concert we were attending. This place was not the worst but certainly not the best. We started with the fried mozzarella, it was good but came in a puddle of grease. I really wanted to enjoy it but the old grease taste was overwhelming. I ordered the veal parm again it was ok but VERY greasy and had that "time to change the grease" taste. The pasta came in a separate bowl but there was barely any sauce on it and they charge an extra $1 for angel hair because it was "homemade" but I very much doubt it was homemade! It tasted like it came straight from a box. My daughter had the chicken parm which had the same issues. My niece had plain pasta with garlic and oil which she seemed to enjoy, but really can you screw up pasta with oil? I don't think I'd return.

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BM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding homestyle Italian. All entrees had exceptional flavor and were delivered hot - even on a busy Saturday night. Could be loud for some, but the food quality is great.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really delicious. The portions were so large that each main dish would readily feed two people. It is quite crowded and a bit noisy due to conversation, but it actually adds a bit to the atmosphere and I didn't mind how tight the space was. I will definitely go back again!

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EH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Luckily this is right down the street from our apartment, otherwise it would have been quite a disappointment. We were immediately greeted by what we assume is the proprietor, watching football on his iPad and pointing to our table. For an Italian restaurant, the staff was quite limited in their knowledge of Italian cocktails (had no idea what Campari or Aperol was). The food did arrive quickly but nothing special. Between the lack of ambiance and average food, I don’t feel it’s worth another visit, for the price. Might be OK for weeknight last minute take-out.

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n
New England
54 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, great service from Sharon and Stephen. Seafood was fantastic, as well as Chicken Parm. Recommend without hesitation. Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was a little over priced for what it was.

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BC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were visiting Boston. We went to Antonio's on a whim based on the reviews we read and both of us were very pleased with our meals and experience. The dinner was fantastic and the service was quick and friendly. The pasta dishes were some of the best we have ever tasted and the desert was fabulous. We will definitely visit here again the next time we are in Boston.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Recommended to us by a state rep as we were touring the State House, and he steered us right. Delicious food, and fun atmosphere. Felt like it was family-run, in a good way.

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KA
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and nice service. When making reservation notes it was my son’s 26th birthday and no acknowledge by restaurant at all. Food was good but atmosphere was very bright and squished. Good for Family but don’t recommend for romance or intimate dinner.

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BC
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All 6 of us in the party were very impressed with the atmosphere, service and food. The food was excellent and the proportions are huge, or sharable and enough for 2. It is small place and not overly loud. You will need to book in advance.

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BD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt like going to your Italian grandmothers for dinner. Portions we amazing, food delicious and staff could not have been more accommodating. We will definitely be returning.

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T
New England
56 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly, great portions and the food is really good.

The staff is friendly and can be wise guys, but in a good way. They make you feel right at home as soon as you walk in their door.

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